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Research Fellowships

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships

Program Update

The EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowship Program selected the final cohort of GRO fellows in 2015. There are no new GRO opportunities at this time.

The EPA GRO Fellowship program has empowered hundreds of students from diverse backgrounds and interested to pursue their passion in environmental sciences and environmental related fields. 

Our Commitment
EPA stays committed to undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the development of future environmental workforce. EPA continues its commitment through the P3 - People, Prosperity and Planet - Program. P3 is a unique college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. Undergraduate students are encouraged to pursue the following resources for potential fellowship and internship opportunities.

  • ORISE Internship/Research Participation Programs at EPA
  • Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
  • EPA P3 Program

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.Please read about GRO 30th Anniversary Handbook (PDF)(86 pp, 27 MB, 2/10/2017)

The following information is provided for background and historical information.

Until 2015, EPA offered GRO Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. By enhancing and supporting environmental education for undergraduate students, GRO Fellowships have provided new environmental research in the physical, biological, health and social sciences, as well as in engineering.

Eligible students received support for their last two years of undergraduate study and an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year

GRO fellows participated in a 12-week long summer internship program. The internship offered students the opportunity to work at an EPA research laboratory or facility to enhance their undergraduate educational experience and gain valuable professional training.

GRO Forum

Our commitment 
EPA stays committed to STEM education and the development of future environmental workforce.